No merger a great mystery

Mark Patterson on his Lawrence farm.

5:00 PM  The last nail on the coffin of the SFF-Alliance merger was delivered with approval of a Chinese deal.

Beef + Lamb shuts offshore offices

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy with one of the senior managers at the Ch. Hira Singh wholesale vegetable and ...

After being rebuffed by the large processors last year, Beef+Lamb NZ is now focusing on emerging markets.

Dividing a $24 million farm

The farm is owned by two sisters, one of whom has gone to the Court of Appeal.

4:41 PM  It's not war, but it's not happy families either as two sisters are split on dividing their inheritance.

Farmer allegedly shot at

Two men and a woman are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow over the shooting allegations.

He wasn't letting would-be poachers get away with it: "I'm 75, so I don't mind dying in the chase."

Online beef company grows fast

Nick Carey, general manager of Green Meadows Beef, which has been judged the fastest-growing agriculture business in the ...

Selling beef online has proved successful for a Taranaki family.

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opinion

No merger a great mystery

Mark Patterson on his Lawrence farm.

5:00 PM  The last nail on the coffin of the SFF-Alliance merger was delivered with approval of a Chinese deal.

It's still too soon to loosen the purse strings

Not even the lure of a new ute will divert Louise Giltrap from sticking with her bank-approved budget.

Farmers on Fonterra's board

2-year-old an inspiration

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Top spring for dairy farmers

A young dairy calf enjoys the mild weather in Southland.

4:33 PM  Southland dairy farmers are lapping up a top spring and milk price hike.

Taranaki farmers supportive of Fonterra

Farmers getting a share of Fonterra profit, say Taranaki farming leaders

From left, Taranaki Federated Farmers rural security chairman Joe Menzies, rural police officer Rhys Connell,  Othmar ...

Learn to fight rural crime

A national roadshow aiming at preventing rural crime stems from a Taranaki initiative.

advice

Switching to organic farming methods requires commitment

Organic fruit and vegetables are appealing more and more to New Zealand consumers.

Converting to organic practices requires a considerable commitment from farmers.

Wealth of information on financial statements

Farmers should be interested in the financial statements and tax returns coming in from their accountants for the 2015/16 season.

Knewe Biosystems Ltd are using crowdfunding to raise the funds to upscale a new prebiotic product for dairy cows.

Shares offered for prebiotic

Crowdfunding is being used to raise cash for a cow prebiotic product.

aquaculture

Illegal crayfish tools hit black market trade

Crayfish skipper Gary Horton guides the boat into Waipapa Bay after a days fishing.

2 min ago  "It's can be a minor inconvenience to the 'good guys' to clip every tail but on the other side it is a heck of a loss for the fishery when the product is illegally sold."

Crayfish stocks 'need a break'

Crayfisher pulls out of Wairarapa as stocks of the highly prized lobsters dwindle. 

NZ King Salmon produces the premium Ora King brand for export

'Mum and dad' investors hooked

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

beef

Learn to fight rural crime

From left, Taranaki Federated Farmers rural security chairman Joe Menzies, rural police officer Rhys Connell,  Othmar ...

A national roadshow aiming at preventing rural crime stems from a Taranaki initiative.

Couple say awards challenge farmers

Entries in the 2017 Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards close in a week.

Nick Carey, general manager of Green Meadows Beef, which has been judged the fastest-growing agriculture business in the ...

Online beef company grows fast

Selling beef online has proved successful for a Taranaki family.

Sheep

Lamb price uncertain - Blue Sky Meats

Blue Sky Meats chairman Graham Cooney says lamb prices remain uncertain for the upcoming season.

Picking lamb prices this season is no easy task for meat processor Blue Sky Meats.

Learn to fight rural crime

A national roadshow aiming at preventing rural crime stems from a Taranaki initiative.

Alliance Group southern area livestock manager John Crawford is leaving after 37 years.

Stockman retires after 51 years

'Crawfy' Crawford has been a top stock agent and a mate for many Southland farmers.

cropping

Hemp's benefits investigated

A New Zealand Hemp Industries seminar will be held Tuesday September 20 at 7pm, at the Owaka Memorial Community Centre, ...

Hemp could be the crop that not only regenerates rural economies but gives farmers another string to their bow.

Grain growers hit by big crops

Grain growers are set to feel the pinch from large harvests overseas.

Waipopo Orchards owners Peter, left, and Danny Bennett have decided to sell their business because they want to retire.

Orchard owners to retire

Two South Canterbury brothers want "young blood" to take their apple business to the next level.

agribusiness

Lamb price uncertain - Blue Sky Meats

Blue Sky Meats chairman Graham Cooney says lamb prices remain uncertain for the upcoming season.

Picking lamb prices this season is no easy task for meat processor Blue Sky Meats.

Why white wine could turn red video

Que syrah, syrah: Climate change could bring rising temperatures - and see NZ's signature sav pushed out.

An artist's impression of the 7km-long lake that would be created as part of the Ruataniwha water storage scheme in ...

Dam dispute heading to Supreme Court

The Government is appealing a decision blocking a land-swap deal linked to the Ruataniwha dam.

Discovery

'Palmy' gets under the skin

They've lived in England, the Netherlands and Australia, but the Golding family – Matt, Sarah and their daughters Laura ...

Matt Golding travelled the world exploring the "endless possibilities of science", and has settled in the Manawatu.

On the track of great farm tools

An engineer who tests new labour-saving farm technology and lays down protocols for its use.

Kevin Macdonald and Kristina Mandok recording height, length, heart girth circumference and weight of calves as part of ...

Research worth $10m to dairy 

A scientist who is studying why some dairy cattle eat less feed than others while maintaining good growth and milk production.

rural women

Willis St office floor for sale

Level 8 of Crowe Horwath House on Willis St, is for sale by private treaty, with a possible lease arrangement with the ...

Prime office space in Wellington CBD is up for sale.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Jeanine Wardman farmer florist

Farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman must have one of the best offices in Marlborough.

Video

For sale: Bar with yarns to tell

Hollywood celebrities and comedians have drunk at it and now a piece of hospitality history could be yours

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